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Min. Kutesa Receives U.S Ambassador Brown’s Diplomatic Credentials

Min. Kutesa Receives U.S Ambassador Brown’s Diplomatic Credentials

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Sam Kahamba Kutesa on Tuesday November 17th, 2020 received  the diplomatic credentials of H.E Natalie E. Brown, who landed in the country a few weeks ago. Amb. Brown handed over her credentials to Min. Kutesa at a scientific function that was held at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Kampala and attended by a few people who included her entourage from the U.S Mission in Uganda. Minister Sam Kutesa receives H.E Natalie E. Brown at his office in Kampala During their interaction, the two diplomats shared ideas on areas of mutual cooperation and commitment to work with each other to foster bilateral engagement between the USA and Uganda. Amb. Brown, who replaces H.E Deborah Malac, whose tenure ended early this year, t...
Ethiopia Withdraws Thousands of her Troops from Somalia

Ethiopia Withdraws Thousands of her Troops from Somalia

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 Ethiopia pulled back thousands of troops who’ve been helping Somalia’s government fight an Islamist insurgency, according to three people familiar with the matter, raising concerns of a security vacuum in the war-torn nation. Their departure from Somalia comes as federal soldiers continue to battle forces loyal to the ruling party in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray. Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump told top advisers he’s also considering extracting U.S. troops from Somalia. Ethiopia is redeploying about 3,000 troops to help with the Tigray offensive, the people said, asking not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak to the media. The troops being withdrawn are Ethiopian National Defence Force soldiers and don’t fall under the command of the...
ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

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More than a dozen people have been killed in two attacks near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that were blamed on the Islamist ADF group, local sources said Sunday. Late Saturday, an initial assault killed seven people, territorial administrator Donat Kibwana told an AFP correspondent, adding that "the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF", which originated in the 1990s as an Ugandan Muslim rebel group. Kibwana said the toll was still provisional and that the attack occurred at a town called Kisima. A second assault took place early Sunday near Oicha, which is in the same region as Beni, where the local authority and other sources said six people had died. The ADF is one of more than 100 militias that plague the eastern provinces of the vast DR Congo. ...
SSPDF Army Chief Warns Uganda.

SSPDF Army Chief Warns Uganda.

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The newly appointed SSPDF Chief of General Staff, Gen. Johnson Juma Okot darely warned the so-called UPDF of Uganda to stop attacking us at the border point. In a statement earlier Saturday morning after addressed Army in Luri, Army Chief Gen. Johnson Juma Okot said, the Bilpam General Headquarters (GHQs) will wage a heavy confrontation against the Ugandan forces if they could not cease from attacking and illegally sneaking into our territorial ground. What's the UPDF compared to the mighty (#SPLA) SSPDF who liberated this country from Khartoum for 21 years? The SSPDF under the Commander of Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, are not fed of Matoke, Chapati or Cassava! So we would chant the slogan #Oyeeee in Kampala town within 24hrs if they don't cease from attacking us !...we cannot fig...
ADF kills 17 Civilians in Eastern Congo Raid

ADF kills 17 Civilians in Eastern Congo Raid

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BENI, Congo - Assailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night, local authorities said, blaming fighters from an Islamist militia group. The army confirmed the attack in the Buliki area of North Kivu province, but declined to give a death toll. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s, has killed more than 1,000 civilians since the start of 2019, according to U.N. figures, despite repeated military campaigns to destroy it. “Everything happened yesterday between 8 p.m. and midnight - the armed men carried out a raid,” local leader Kalunga Messo told Reuters by phone. “They killed our brothers without mercy.” Reprisal attacks against civilians h...
Ugandan Businessman Arrested with 105,000 USD in Nimule

Ugandan Businessman Arrested with 105,000 USD in Nimule

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A Ugandan national is being held by South Sudanese security authorities at the border town of Nimule in Eastern Equatoria State, for carrying 105,000 United States dollars in cash and allegedly operating a money transfer business illegally. “It was five days ago back when a Ugandan working in the field of money changing and mobile money transfer was arrested,” Colonel John Achiek, the immigration chief at Nimule border told reporters on Tuesday. “The money was taken by the economic affairs officers who are working with security, they are the ones now in charge of the case. He is a Ugandan, I don’t know his name but of course, security has taken him. For us, we are just working with the people, they say it is 100,000 dollars, but I don’t know how much money exactly,” he added. Maj...
Museveni Appoints Fired ISO Boss Col. Kaka Uganda’s Ambassador To Angola

Museveni Appoints Fired ISO Boss Col. Kaka Uganda’s Ambassador To Angola

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By Our Reporter President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Rtd. Col. Kaka Bagyenda, who was recently knifed from the position of Director General Internal Security Organisation (ISO), as Uganda’’s ambassador to Angola. Colonel Kaka,  who was replaced by Lt. Col. Charles Otuka at ISO, is a Ugandan retired military officer in the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF). Effective January 2017, he was appointed the Director General of the Internal Security Organisation, Uganda government's counter intelligence agency, responsible for providing national security intelligence to Uganda's policy makers, a position he served in until early this month when he was relieved of his duties. He was born in Ibanda District, in Uganda's Western Region, in February 1952. He attended lo...
Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

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Several small businesses in South Sudan’s capital Juba are closing as fears among traders escalate over depreciation of the local currency, the Pound, several traders in different markets in Juba told Sudans Post this evening. This afternoon, the United States Dollar’s exchange rate against the local currency risen to SSP 830, days after the government announced that it will change the currency in a bid to try to thwart the economic situation in the country. Speaking to Sudans Post in Juba’s custom market this evening, Abdalla Sherif, a Sudanese businessman who owns two shops in both Custom and Jabel, said he has closed down his small businesses until tomorrow. He said some of his colleagues have also done the same because they believes more developments in the dollar/pound chang...
Why DR Congo is Worth Investing in?

Why DR Congo is Worth Investing in?

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The willingness of the Government of Uganda and President Museveni in particular to construct roads and other infrastructures to DR Congo shows the zeal by Government to transform these political relations into economic gains. Uganda can enjoy a trade surplus even without digging deep into its vast natural resources. Uganda has limitless potential for exporting an array of locally produced products and services — from horticulture to construction and engineering. Uganda is home to some top-quality products that can compete in any market around the world. This is fact! The major drawback affecting exports has been the failure by local companies to aggressively capture regional markets and leveraging on the country’s geographical location, which comes with few logistical hea...
Thousands flee ADF attacks in Eastern DR Congo

Thousands flee ADF attacks in Eastern DR Congo

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is rushing support to tens of thousands of people who have been recently displaced in the aftermath of brutal attacks and fighting by the armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. More than 50,000 people have fled in the aftermath of a recent upsurge in fighting in North Kivu. The displaced include an overwhelming number of children – including many who are unaccompanied by either a parent or guardian. Brutal attacks blamed on the armed group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed at least 13 people at ...
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